A&P Speed of photos being taken

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  1. red97gst

    red97gst New Member

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    I don't know if there is a term for this or not, but how do you gauge how fast a camera takes a photo? i.e. some cameras you have to hold down the button for what seems like AGES before it takes a photo, and others u can hold it down for 1-2 seconds and it's done.

    Is there any specification that covers this? If not, do certain brands tend to be quicker than others? Canon, sony, nikon, olympus.....?


    edit: OK i guess this is simply called "Lag Time"

    is the only way to get accurate measurements of lag time from camera review sites, publications, etc?
     
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  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i dont think there is a term for it but it depends on how fast it can focus
     
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    Shutter lag.
    I suppose a good way of testing it would be to take a picture of an electronic stop watch.
    Press the shutter at, lets say, the 10 second mark, and then look at the picture to see how much time has actually passed between your pressing the shutter and camera taking the picture.
     
  4. Rotate

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    DPreview.com usually lists shutter lag under each camera's review.

    The higher end cameras are getting down to the fraction of a second.
     
  5. red97gst

    red97gst New Member

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    sweet....DPreview is the website I was looking at when i posted this. thanks for the info

    that idea of using the stopwatch is real good. i might go into best buy and give that a shot with my old IRON MAN watch...haha
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

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    there is also frames per second which is self explanatory.
     

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